NICE pushes for multidisciplinary teams in cerebral palsy care
NICE ’s latest quality standard highlights areas for improvement in care for adults with cerebral palsy, to enable them to live independently. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy takes first steps without walker
Marick Williams Jr., a 5-year-old who has cerebral palsy, took his first steps without a walker two months after undergoing surgery. The boy's mother posted video of his accomplishment on Facebook, and he has become an internet sensation. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy with cerebral palsy takes first steps
This is not the first time little MJ has inspired countless people by overcoming the odds — and it probably won't be his last. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philadelphia consortium awards $200,000 to developers of pediatric medical devices
The Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium awarded $200,000 in seed grants this week to four startup companies in its latest round of funding to support promising projects addressing the health needs of children. The four companies to receive $50,000 each are developing devices for children with heartbeat arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, cerebral palsy, and developmental dysplasia of the hip. The consortium is funded by the Food and Drug Administration and based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Chinese Cerebral Palsy Victim Dies After Caretaker Quarantined for Virus Chinese Cerebral Palsy Victim Dies After Caretaker Quarantined for Virus
Chinese authorities removed two officials in Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, over the death of a cerebral palsy patient whose father and sole caretaker was taken into quarantine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Laughter is the best medicine for IWK's newest therapeutic clown
John Lang has been staying at the IWK Health Centre for over a month and is usually in pain, but the boy with cerebral palsy is always good for a boisterous laugh when the hospital's newest staff member visits. After all, she’s a clown. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Touching moment a little girl, 4, with cerebral palsy takes her first steps
A video has gone viral of Kinley Jones, four, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, who has the motor disability, learning how to walk as ditches the walker and begins walking towards her mother. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding children with cerebral palsy and bullying: a mixed methods-approach - Stang K, Frainey B, Tann B, Ehrlich-Jones L, Deike D, Gaebler-Spira D.
AIM: To explore the views of children with cerebral palsy (CP) regarding their experiences being bullied and their perceptions of their primary bully. METHOD: Forty-three children aged 10-18 with CP were given the California Bullying Victimization ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Efficacy and safety of core stability training on gait of children with cerebral palsy: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis - Huang C, Chen Y, Chen G, Xie Y, Mo J, Li K, Huang R, Pan G, Cai Y, Zhou L.
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a common disability in children featured with pathological gait and limb function limitation due to muscle weakness. Improving limb function and quality of life is currently considered to be highlighted. Physiotherapy is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effect of virtual reality therapy on functional development in children with cerebral palsy: a single-blind, prospective, randomized-controlled study - Metin Ökmen B, Doğan Aslan M, Nakipoğlu Yüzer GF, Özgirgin N.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of virtual reality (VR) therapy on motor and functional development in children with cerebral palsy (CP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this single-blind, prospective, randomized-controlled... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Incidence of falls among adults with cerebral palsy: a cohort study using primary care data - Ryan JM, Cameron MH, Liverani S, Smith KJ, O'connell N, Peterson MD, Anokye N, Victor C, Boland F.
AIM: To compare the rate of falls between adults with and without cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: We used primary care data on 1705 adults with CP and 5115 adults without CP matched for age, sex, and general practice attended. We compared odds of expe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Innovative research seeks to improve walking for children with CP
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Noelle Moreau, Ph.D., PT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions, and Kristie Bjornson, PT, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Research Institute, are the co-principal investigators of a $2.7 million grant to study an innovative training method to improve walking in children with cerebral palsy (CP). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Four-year-old with severe cerebral palsy walks for the first time after private surgery
Bleu Greenwood, from Leicester, has the most severe form of cerebral palsy. Doctors said he'd need a wheelchair for the rest of his life. But he is now up and moving with a walking frame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Horses Aid in Therapy for Children With Disabilities
[VOA] Once a week, a horse track in Harare invites children born with cerebral palsy, a neuromuscular disorder, to visit. But the children don't simply watch the horses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Comedian with cerebral palsy reveals how she made her dream of starring on General Hospital reality
Maysoon Zayid, 45, says she was turned down at auditions immediately because of her cerebral palsy and is campaigning for more exposure of disabled people in Hollywood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust sued over Huntington ’s disease non-disclosure
Case could result in shift in confidentiality rules Related items fromOnMedica Men ’s dementia risk higher after androgen deprivation therapy Patients with genetic disease history face discrimination GMC stresses duty to report poor care NICE calls for consistent clinical and social care in cerebral palsy Does evidence support doctors recommending acupuncture for pain? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 'Standing Boxes' Improve Life for Children With Cerebral Palsy
[SAnews.gov.za] Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu has commended the physiotherapists who came up with the idea of inventing standing boxes for children born with cerebral palsy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gait deficits and dynamic stability in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Chakraborty S, Nandy A, Kesar TM.
BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated that ambulatory children and adolescents with cerebral palsy demonstrate atypical gait patterns. Out of numerous gait variables, identification of the most deteriorated gait parameters is important for targeted and eff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Construct validity of the early clinical assessment of balance in toddlers with cerebral palsy: brief report - Pierce SR, Kornafel T, Skorup J, Paremski AC, Prosser LA.
Purpose: The purpose of this research was to investigate differences in Early Clinical Assessment of Balance (ECAB) scores within children with cerebral palsy (CP) with different Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels and between ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

PSW shortage stranding patients in hospital
Maria Konopeskas, who has cerebral palsy, has an accessible apartment waiting for her. But nearly two years after undergoing relatively minor surgery, a severe shortage of personal support workers has left her languishing in a hospital bed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Girl with cerebral palsy walks for the first time
The mother of a seven-year-old with cerebral palsy had been "unsure" her daughter would ever walk. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergan's Botox gets pediatric approval
Allergan announced that the U.S. FDA has approved the company's supplemental BLA for Botox for the treatment of pediatric patients (2 to 17 years of age) with lower limb spasticity, excluding spasticity caused by cerebral palsy. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for Pediatric Patients with Lower Limb Spasticity, Excluding Spasticity Caused by Cerebral Palsy
DUBLIN, Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the company's supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Botox for the treatment of pediatric... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - October 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Botox for Lower-Limb Spasticity in Children FDA Approves Botox for Lower-Limb Spasticity in Children
The FDA has approved Botox to ease lower-limb spasticity in children and adolescents aged 2 to 17 years, excluding spasticity caused by cerebral palsy.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves BOTOX(R) (onabotulinumtoxinA) for Pediatric Patients with Lower Limb Spasticity, Excluding Spasticity Caused by Cerebral Palsy
Approval Marks 11th BOTOX® Therapeutic Indication and Comes 30 Years After the First Indications Were Approved DUBLIN, Oct. 24, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug A... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Allergan, BOTOX, onabotulinumtoxinA, limb spasticity (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Girl With Cerebral Palsy Takes 1st Unassisted Steps
A Texas mom is calling her young daughter her hero after the 6-year-old took her first steps without a walker or braces -- and video of the emotional moment has gone viral. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Does delaying cord clamping or using cord milking at birth improve the health of babies born too early?
Delayed cord clamping improves health of babies born too early: updated Cochrane ReviewThis updated Cochrane systematic review   finds that delayed, rather than early, cord clamping may reduce the risk of death before discharge for babies born preterm.The authors set out to determine if delayed cord clamping or umbilical cord milking improves the health outcomes for babies born before 37 weeks'gestation. These interventions were compared with early cord clamping.Babies born before 37 weeks, or preterm, have poorer health outcomes than babies born at term, particularly if they are born before 32 weeks. They can experie...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Comparison of gait ability of a child with cerebral palsy according to the difference of dorsiflexion angle of hinged ankle-foot orthosis: a case report - Son I, Lee D, Hong S, Lee K, Lee G.
This study is a case report of a child who was diagnosed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sask. man with cerebral palsy says government social worker suggested divorce to restore disability payments
A 56-year-old Saskatoon man who was cut off from his disability payments when his wife became eligible for a federal pension says a social worker suggested he get a divorce to restore his payments, something the ministry says is against its policy.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Higher Risk for Noncommunicable Diseases Seen in Cerebral Palsy
TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 -- Adults with cerebral palsy (CP) have an increased risk for noncommunicable disease, particularly cardiovascular and respiratory disease, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Neurology. Jennifer M. Ryan, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid - Fenwick R, Price R.
This article describes the case of a 33-year-old man with cerebral palsy who sustained a full-thickness burn to his thorax as a result of lying in gastric acid that had leaked from a damaged percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tube. The patient req... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Preliminary study of the effect of training with a gaming balance board on balance control in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial - Hsieh HC.
OBJECTIVE: A new protocol based on the use of a gaming balance board for children with cerebral palsy was tested. DESIGN: A total of 56 children with cerebral palsy were enrolled and randomly divided into two groups: experimental and control. The c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Budding actress, 4, with cerebral palsy told she'd 'never walk or talk' set to star in TV drama
EXCLUSIVE: Lilac Jackson, four, from Cheltenham, was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy after her first birthday, and was told she would likely 'never walk or talk'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of long-term hippotherapy on the walking ability of children with cerebral palsy and quality of life of their caregivers - Mutoh T, Mutoh T, Tsubone H, Takada M, Doumura M, Ihara M, Shimomura H, Taki Y, Ihara M.
Background: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a permanent motor disorder that occurs at birth or during early infancy. Despite advances in fetal and maternal medicine, the incidence of CP remains high. Hippotherapy [the use of a horse as part of the healing me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Adults with cerebral palsy at higher risk for adverse health conditions
Adults with cerebral palsy have a 75 percent risk of developing non-communicable diseases compared to those without the condition, with much higher risk for a specific set of conditions. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US WorldMeds lands new FDA approval
Louisville-based pharmaceutical company US WorldMeds LLC received Food and Drug Administration approval for a new use of its drug Myobloc. Myobloc can now be used to treat sialorrhea, commonly known as drooling. It's a common and unfortunate symptom that follows many neurological disorders such as Parkinson's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy and stroke to name a few. "We are committed to helping patients who struggle with confidence due to their sialorrhea," US WorldMeds… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

US WorldMeds lands new FDA approval
Louisville-based pharmaceutical company US WorldMeds LLC received Food and Drug Administration approval for a new use of its drug Myobloc. Myobloc can now be used to treat sialorrhea, commonly known as drooling. It's a common and unfortunate symptom that follows many neurological disorders such as Parkinson's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy and stroke to name a few. "We are committed to helping patients who struggle with confidence due to their sialorrhea," US WorldMeds… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 28, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

South Africa: Remember the Suzy Collection Doll? She Bids Farewell After 66 Years Outside Supermarkets
[News24Wire] The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association (WCCPA) will bid farewell to its long-standing collection doll at the end of the month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Girl, 9, who wasn't expected to reach 1st birthday is defying odds despite terminal brain condition
Brooke Miller, nine, of Queen Creek, Arizona, was diagnosed with Aicardi syndrome, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy at five weeks old. Now, she is defying the odds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating neurological disorders in children with oriental herbal medicine
(Natural News) Experts say there are over 600 disorders of the nervous system. These include epilepsy, brain tumors, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), among others. Many of these emerge during childhood, and some can be diagnosed at birth. Oriental herbal medicine has been widely used in treating neurological disorders... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man with cerebral palsy faces fear and swims for the first time
Watch the moment this 20-year-old with cerebral palsy faced his fear and tried swimming. The look of pure joy on his face is priceless. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insights into the transfer between children's and adults' services for young people with selected long-term conditions
How young people with type 1 diabetes, autistic spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy experience the transition to adult services depends on their condition and locality. Adult and children's services need to work together to ensure they are offering young people the sources of support and resilience they need. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for Mental Health Disorders Up for Adults With Cerebral Palsy
MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 -- Adults with cerebral palsy (CP) have an increased prevalence of mental health disorders, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Daniel G. Whitney, Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Changes in walking performance between childhood and adulthood in cerebral palsy: a systematic review - Chiu HC, Ada L, Chen C.
Purpose: To examine the changes in walking performance between childhood and adulthood in cerebral palsy. Methods: Cohort studies were included if the participants were children with cerebral palsy at Gross Motor Function Classification Syste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Feasibility and safety of Robot Suit HAL treatment for adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy - Ueno T, Watanabe H, Kawamoto H, Shimizu Y, Endo A, Shimizu T, Ishikawa K, Kadone H, Ohto T, Kamada H, Marushima A, Hada Y, Muroi A, Sankai Y, Ishikawa E, Matsumura A, Yamazaki M.
To investigate whether Robot Suit HAL treatment (HAL-T) is safe and feasible for gait disorders in adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy (CP). We tested HAL-T in adolescents and adults with bilateral spastic CP (four men, four women; mean age: 18.2  ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Art therapy transforms mental health of 25-year-old with cerebral palsy -'A powerful tool'
EXCLUSIVE: EMILY NUTTALL is one of thousands of Britons taking part in Mind ’s mental health fundraiser Crafternoon today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Signal Insights into the transfer between children's and adults' services for young people with selected long-term conditions
Expert commentary is provided on this study which found that children with type 1 diabetes were more likely to receive help to aid transition whereas less than a quarter of those with cerebral palsy or autistic spectrum disorder received help to transition into adult services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Podcast: Constraint-induced movement therapy in the treatment of the upper limb in children with unilateral cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy is the most common form of childhood disability, and there are several Cochrane Reviews of therapies that might help the children and their families. These include a review on constraint-induced movement therapy, which was updated in April 2019. We asked lead author Brian Hoare from Monash Children ’s Hospital in Australia to tell us about this treatment, and the evidence on its effects.A large proportion of children with cerebral palsy, or CP, have unilateral CP, which is also known as hemiplegic CP. This affects muscle control and function on one side of the body and is the focus of our review. Child...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Adults With Cerebral Palsy at Higher Risk for Osteoporosis
TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 -- Cerebral palsy (CP) is associated with an increased risk for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the August issue of Bone. Neil E. O'Connell, Ph.D., from Brunel University London, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Energy Expenditure Index as a measure of efficiency of walking on outdoor uneven surface in individuals with cerebral palsy - Gupta S, Raja K.
This study aims to validate and report responsiveness of Energy Expenditure Index (EEI) during walking on outdoor uneven surface in individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news